“30 for 30: Year of the Scab” (8 p.m., ESPN): The latest installment in the documentary series focuses on the group of men who replaced the Washington Redskins team during the 1987 NFL players strike. Crossing the picket line to play in the NFL changed their lives, but not in the way they’d expected or hoped. For most of them, what was billed as the last shot at a dream became the final blow to their careers. This group, who were called “scabs,” braved ridicule and threats of violence for one last chance at glory.
Caldwell Gallery: “Disabilities Art Showcase.” Through Oct, 31, Works by San Mateo County artists with disabilities, Presented by San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities and the San Mateo County Arts Commission, Caldwell Gallery, 400 County Center at the Hall of Justice, Redwood City, http://smchealth.org/smccod or 650-573-2480, Cantor Arts Center: “The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution,” through March 4 (also baby headband and bootie set / girls ballet shoes / baby pumps / baby shoes / crochet booties / girls headband / at Hoover Institution), “Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body.” Open ended, Three galleries including nearly 100 Rodin sculptures; includes comparative works by his rivals, mentors, admirers and imitators, Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, https://museum.stanford.edu/..
Though it looks like it’s in the middle – or at the top – of nowhere, the spread is about 20 minutes from Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping district. “The surrounding mountainsides provide a timeless, surreal backdrop for the estate,” says the listing of the unusual setting. The home has been on and off the market, with the most recent price $3.95 million in 2015. It was relisted in late October for $4.5 million. Built in 1970, the estate is called “Villa Maggio,” named after Sinatra’s character Angelo Maggio in the 1953 romantic drama, “From Here to Eternity,” for which he earned an Oscar. Sinatra was said to be involved in designing and building the compound, where he hosted his rat pack buddies and other celebrities.
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Details: Through Aug. 20 at venues throughout the Fort Mason campus; free but tickets required; more information and tickets are available at fortmason.org/event/missing. Related ArticlesFive, fun & free things to do in the Bay Area, July 7-9Have Bay Area weekend plans? Here are some ideas (July 6 edition)Sound advice: Top 3 concerts in Bay Area this weekend (July 7-9)2 “Mamma Mia”: Woodminster Summer Musicals opens its 51st season with Catherine Johnson’s famed jukebox musical that constructs a sweet and ludicrous romantic comedy around the insanely catchy pop tunes of ABBA (“Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “The Winner Takes it All,” etc.). While other theater productions around the Bay Area are nobly addressing the myriad issues setting fire to the American political landscape, there is something to be said for a night of gleefully escapist fare, and “Mamma Mia!” is just that.